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Hi there Filby Wave.gif, welcome to RationalWiki the fondly slippery equestrian of teh internetz. - User 06:35, 30 March 2009 (EDT)

Pedantry corner[edit]

Actually, Jack is acceptable although Flag is more accurate. (google it) ToastToastand marmite 01:51, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Yeah? I thought it was only called the Union Jack when flown at sea.--Filby 01:52, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
That was true butnowadays it is acceptable to use the "Jack" anywhere. I suppose it's the evolution of language. Go ahead, google it. ;-) ToastToastand marmite 01:58, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
'Sokay, I'll take your word for it. ;)--Filby 02:00, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
The first authoritative hit (government that is) is a foreign & commonwealth office site. Includes: "The flag of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the Union Jack (a term that perhaps derives from the use of the Union Flag on the jack-staff of naval vessels), embodies the emblems of three countries under one sovereign. The emblems that appear on the Union Flag are the crosses of three patron saints" ToastToastand marmite 02:03, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
Heh! I know you're not bothered but the Monarchy site has:
The term 'Union Jack' possibly dates from Queen Anne's time (r. 1702-14), but its origin is uncertain.

It may come from the 'jack-et' of the English or Scottish soldiers, or from the name of James I who originated the first union in 1603.

Another alternative is that the name may be derived from a proclamation by Charles II that the Union Flag should be flown only by ships of the Royal Navy as a jack, a small flag at the bowsprit; the term 'jack' once meant small.
So even they're not sure. You learn something new every day! ToastToastand marmite 02:10, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
Hey! you do know about Mr Philby, a homophone of yours, I take it? ToastToastand marmite 02:14, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
Oh my, I'd never heard of him! In my case Filby is just short for Filbert. :)--Filby 03:25, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
Oh, you're a nut? ;-) ToastToastand marmite 03:43, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
Some might say. ;)--Filby 04:30, 1 May 2009 (UTC)


Manual. Тytalk 01:30, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

C'est what?--Filby (talk) 01:32, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
You are now a sysop. Have fun! Тytalk 01:33, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
We have over 300 sysops, i.e., almost the entire non-spambot community. o_0 It's all out there you know. Pippa (talk) 02:45, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
Quiet you, yer harshin' my groove!--Filby (talk) 03:28, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
Sorry 'bout that. Not stalking, honest. Pippa (talk) 03:29, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Beware the robogoons[edit]

beware! Sophiebecause liberals 21:52, 13 February 2012 (UTC)